Front Row Seat at a Three Ring Circus
They’re selling posters of the surfers. Celebrities all around. Developers and real estate, buying up the ground. Here comes the fire commissioner, the hills are all ablaze. Sheriffs and their deputies chasing the bums away. While right-wingers and the lefties fighting in the headline news Crowds push thru the turnstiles to the three-ring circus blues
Wonderland - the first arena
Miramar by the sea. Look at me. Look at me. Miramar by the sea. What is beautiful needs no adorning. Blessed be the Gods of Real Estate and show business, Miramar has been an enclave of the motion picture industry since the late 1920s when groups of actors, actresses and movie officials established the Colony, a Pacific Riviera on a mile-long strip of beach just west of a natural estuary and lagoon. This tract of land, and golden sands, developed from the massive Fringe estate, a property spanning 26 miles of scenic beauty along the California Coast Rancho Miramar built as a farm near the ocean, under the lee of themountains, with brook trout, wild trees, good soil, and excellent climate. On 13,000 acres of this SoCal estate the Fringe family built a private railroad, a dam, commercial dairy, oil wells, a ceramic tile factory, horse ranches and a family home adjoining one of the most desirable surfing beaches in the world. From the late 1950s, your narrator’s family homes were built on Miramar by the sea. Look at me. What is beautiful needs no adorning.